2016-11-27_0755punkinchunkin Bookmarked Bookmark Solve this jigsaw puzzle later ShareShare with your friends ReportReport as inappropriate 24 2 31 Solve puzzle 24 pieces 2comments 31 solves Solve puzzle Social Media E-mail Embed Facebook Twitter Pinterest StumbleUpon Recipient's email address Your name Your email address Write a nice message Send e-mail Your email has been sent Send to another recipient Server error Large Square Small Include title Thanks for sharing. Here is your html-code: Why are you reporting this puzzle? It's inappropriate (see guidelines) Infringes my rights Use this form if you’re holding the copyright to the image or representing an artist who does. Please note that the information provided may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content. Your email: * Please make sure your email is correct Artist name: * Please fill out this field Artist website: Other relevant details: It's advertising a product or service It has missing or leftover pieces The puzzles are created programmatically, and the pieces are all there. Most often, missing pieces are found by zooming out as far as possible. If there are leftover pieces, try to change the background color to make the holes easier to spot! Other reason Please note that we usually do not reply to reports. If you experience technical issues, have questions, or feel unfairly treated, please contact us through support instead. Please fill out this field Thanks for reporting! Celebrating Thanksgiving in Nebraska -- punkin chunking. Build an air cannon, aim it at an open field, load it up with pumpkins, and chunk 'em. Created by Prairiewind Published 22 November 2018 Image copyright: Jim, D.J., Andy and cousins who built the chunker Why this advertisement? Leaderboard Renso0:34Bemusement0:41rahas0:45cobra0:46janibacsi0:49paladin_ryder0:49pigjawsuzzle0:51cappy0:54whiteshoes1:02sodak31:11 Comments Please sign in to comment. Don't have a profile? Join now! Joining is absolutely free and no personal information is required. Prairiewind 31 October 2019 Thanks, Dondi. It is great fun. Unlike a bullet or golfball, when I shot it off I could see the pumpkin fly. Two of my brothers, a cousin, and a nephew built this one with plumbing pipe and air pressure, and won first prize in Petersburg, Nebraska, two years in a row. While testing with a watermelon, they blasted a neighbors herd of cows. The cows ate the smashed melon.I brought pumpkins from Michigan in my suitcase for the Thanksgiving shoot in the picture. D.J. and Jim have died since, but I am told nephew Andy is pulling it out for Thanksgiving on the farm this year. dondi 30 October 2019 I first read about this back in the '90s, and it was fascinating. The contest was down in Maryland(?), on an abandoned airstrip, and had become an annual event. The early entries trended toward catapults, but people experimented with spring-powered shuttles and all sorts of things. It had become a significant cult event, and people put a lot of thought into their entries. One man who had won it several years in a row, then skipped a year, showed up with a steam cannon. The man who was out on the runway to mark where the pumpkin landed saw the pumpkin fired by the cannon still rising over his head, and turned and ran - it landed among the cars beyond the runway!There were some rules - e.g. specifying the size of the pumpkin so everyone had the same challenge. And the pumpkin had to leave the device intact; if it fragmented, it was called a "pumpkin pie shot".I was surprised to discover, when I moved to Northern New York, that it had caught on and become a regular October event in a number of different places. This year, there were two up here - at Clayton (gateway to The Thousand Islands) and Massena, both (I presume) firing pumpkins out over the St. Lawrence River(?). There are probably a few more rules, given the sophistication of the newer machines. I suspect people enter their creations in multiple contests, whatever is in range. Certainly, given the amount of effort (and money) which goes into designing, building and testing a device such as this, one would want to show it off as much as possible, and share stories with others who have done the same.I didn't go to either of the events up here, but it would have been interesting to see from how far away the entrants came! Why this advertisement?